My trip to Copenhagen, Denmark's capital and Scandinavia's largest city - with a lovely relaxed vibe. Copenhagen has never been on my bucket list until I went to Finland and Estonia. Since then, I’ve always been a fan of Scandinavian countries. Embracing the winter in its freezing glory, I decided to go Scandi again and the search began for the ideal winter location in the post-pandemic climate. So I explored a new destination in Denmark that did wonders for my soul, and my sanity.
There is an ethereal effortlessness to life in Copenhagen, which consistently tops surveys of the world’s best places to live. The very best things to do in Copenhagen are a like-for-like run through the many reasons travel is such an enveloping experience. Copenhagen has plenty to offer the most ambitious sightseer: world-class museums, a stately Renaissance castle, a dazzling royal palace, and yet one of my favorite Copenhagen activities is to simply stroll the streets tuning into the little details of everyday life here. Copenhagen is a mini-break from modern life. It's more relaxed than other cities and more human in character and scale.
Walking in the streets of Copenhagen, I love taking in the mix of cobbled cuteness and modern bustle. Even with a million people, the city feels remarkably hyggelig — the Danish version of "cozy," an aesthetic highly prized here. Danes have a knack for enjoying everyday experiences, and their capital is the best place to sample the Danish good life. Copenhageners somehow manage to exude orderliness without being rigid — the whole city emits a sense of balance, and a general calm.
Everything here is so old, classy and beautiful. It’s almost taken out of a fairytale. Denmark has one of the oldest democracies in the world, and a very long history, but having travelled here for two weeks, I’ve come to appreciate how it’s actually one of the most modern cities in the world. Everything from the architecture and design of the city to its mindset and heartbeat feel very modern. Instead of the glass and steel skyscrapers found in many capitals, Copenhagen is dominated by four to six-story buildings, with new and old rubbing shoulders.
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Tivoli Gardens is the world’s second oldest operating amusement park. It is a wonderland of imagination and fun, with retro rides and inventive themed areas. Within the park is The Flying Trunk ride, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s work.
Copenhagen has a fairytale-like quality, with hints of Han Christian Andersen’s memory found all around the city. There are a few Hans Christian Andersen statues dotted around Denmark. The most well-known is the statue aptly situated on H.C Andersen Boulevard. The man himself is featured gazing towards Tivoli Gardens amusement park, perhaps dreaming up his next fairytale. Hans Christian Andersen was a fan of the amusement park, which inspired The Nightingale story.
The Circus Building is the oldest of its kind in Europe. It was inaugurated with an enormous public celebration in Copenhagen on 8 May 1886. Since then, the building has played host to a wide variety of Danish and international circus troupes. Wallmans Dinnerparty has been the Circus Building’s resident entertainment since 2003.
Folketeatret – the People's Theater – resides in Nørregade in Copenhagen and is the oldest public theater in Denmark.
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front.
The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where I can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever I need a break.
There is just no place in Denmark that encapsulates the country’s culture, traditions and way of life quite like the capital city of Copenhagen. Small enough to cycle across, yet big enough to be full of ideas; that’s what it's like to be in Copenhagen. All in all, the Danish capital has much to offer and stands proud as one of the most liveable cities in the world.
I've taken so many photos during my stay in Denmark. I also went for a short stay in Sweden. This means that there will be upcoming several blog heavy-image stories and they will be lengthy but more insightful (i hope). This also means that I will take slightly longer time to publish a post on my Denmark trip due to the length of post. I will continue to travel more, photograph more and write more! Let's all stay happy, healthy and live a hygge life together. Just stay tuned for further updates!